Janis Whire Weldon
Janis Whire Weldon
  • February 20, 1947 - January 30, 2017
  • Covington, Georgia

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Janis Whire Weldon, Age 69, of Covington passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017. Born on February 20, 1947, in Atlanta, Janis grew up in Brookhaven, GA and attended Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School, St. Pius High School, then graduated from Cross Keys High School in 1965. She retired from the Atlanta VA Medical Center in 2009, and loved spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed working on her crafts.

Janis was preceded in death by her first born son and her parents, Thomas R. and Edna M. Whire. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jayn and Kevin Lawson of Covington, GA; her sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Phillips and Melissa Eversole of Griffin, GA; Jeffery Phillips and Christine Welsh of Sanford, FL; grandchildren, Jenna (Lawson) & Michael Leissa of Newborn, GA and Jacob Phillips of Griffin, GA; sisters, Sandra Mims, Cheryl Carter and Angela Spencer and brothers, Robert Whire, Richard Whire and Joseph Whire; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday, February 3, 2017 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm with a Catholic Mass to follow at 6:30pm in the chapel of H.M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill. Janis will be laid to rest by her parents and first born Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 11:00am at Arlington Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in memory of Janis Weldon, 5901 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite A255, Atlanta GA 30328.